Lonesome George, 1912-2012

More sad tortoise news as Lonesome George, the world’s last remaining chelonoidis nigra abingdoni (Pinta Island giant tortoise) died over the weekend at the Galapagos National Park in Ecuador. He was 100, which is kind of young for a giant tortoise to die, since they can live to be 200. He will be embalmed, so future generations of humans can know what his subspecies looked like. But that doesn’t seem like quite enough. Here are ten songs in his honor.